Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Word on the Street . . .

. . . is true! I think that the news has spread across the U.S. faster than lightning, but just in case you haven't heard, our family is expecting . . .
TWINS! Yes, you heard it right! We are shocked and excited and scared and feel very blessed all at the same time. This means lots of crazy things for us, but we are so thankful that they are healthy and that they look good so far. I don't know the first thing about being pregnant with twins, or about raising them, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am in my 14th week and feeling good. The last few days I have felt the tug of this a little and have been extremely tired, but if that is the worst I have experienced so far, I am not complaining. Lets all hope and pray that things go well, since it is still early. The girls are so excited. In their prayers every night, they are thankful for the "babies, the twin babies". It is sweet. So there you have it confirmed and for the record, we are thrilled to death!Here are their debut pictures. . .

33 comments:

Elise said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you! I always wanted twins, and then I was a nanny for two-year old twins and it made me want them even more! You'll have a blast. That's so cute that the girls pray for them each night. They are so adorable.

Shannon said...

Wow, those pictures are amazing!!! It looks like they are in different sacks? So not identical? You and Aaron will do a great job I'm sure. You both seem to be very patient.

Shane and Jill said...

Yay, Im glad it is finally out, hehe. It is such exciting news, and you are all so blessed with a beautiful family. I know twins will be so much fun, and you know you will have so much help with them! My girls are ecstatic! Congrats!

Whitney said...

Holy cow! I am shocked. Congrats! You will be one busy mama but I'm sure you will be great at it. Do twins run in your family?

Morgan said...

CONGRATS!!! That is so exciting. If anyone can handle twins, it's you Katie! You are such an awesome mama! It will be fun but ca-ray-zee! :) can't wait to find out what you having!

whitney said...

ahhhh! that's amazing news! congrats! you will be a fabulous mommy to 5 kids. if anyone can do it, you can.

The Ekins said...

Now that YOU know your having twins do you think you will slow down a little???? I know you may be freaking out but we are all so stinking excited we can't stop thinking, talking, and telling everyone about it!!! Can we pray for boys? I think it would just be easier for you if they were boys!! But then again you two make some pretty darling girls!!!

Debbi said...

how exciting!!!!! (and a little scary!) That is so great they look healthy now and the pictures are awesome!!! my sister had triplets, she might have some advice, but good luck! you look great and all your fun travels look like a blast....plus you will have Aaron home a lot this 3rd year - hopefully you can get a first core rotation so he can be there at the beginning. YAY! ps...give us a call if you need any advice for 4th year, you have to do that soon.

Anne-Marie said...

Holy cow! Congratulations and the best of luck!!

Cassie and Mitch said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! WOW, I bet you guys were freaking out when you found out at the ultrasound! I can't wait to find out more!! Congrats that is awesome!!

Kari said...

Kami told me on the 4th about your exciting news! I couldn't stop thinking about you guys for days. We've been married 2 months longer than you and I can't believe you're going to have 5! (But it did take me forever to get one) Congrats and hopefully we'll see ya soon. Although it looks like you've done tons of traveling already..you better stay home awhile.

The Halls said...

Oh My Crap Katie!!!!!!! How utterly thrilled to hear this amazing news only you miss!!! You are my hero!!I hope all is well we miss you guys!! Thoughts and pryers are always with you!!!

Kimberli said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What exciting news!!! Glad you are feeling well. You must be exhausted (chasing after young ones, traveling, prego... wow!). Put your feet up and take a break. Ha, ha (right?) :) Good luck with everything!

suds2004 said...

I just keep thinking about your cute family, you guys are amazing. So patient and loving, you are going to be an awesome family for twins! Congrats!

RC&KD said...

WOW!!! I'm so excited for you! You will do great Katie. The ultrasounds are so cute. I can't wait to see if their boys or girls or one of each! So fun. Hope your pregnancy goes well.

Celeste Adams said...

Congrats! That is so exciting! My hat goes off to you! Having twins would be very scary for me! Hope everything goes well. I can't wait to hear if you'll have girls or boys or one of both! YEAH!

Anne said...

what on earth is going on here??? i am so excited for you. hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well. love you.

Mary said...

Amazing, just amazing!! They look perfect and you guys will be AWESOME with twins! That is so exciting. Can't wait to find out the gender!!

{Erica} said...

Holy cow! Now you know why you felt like you were showing so early when we got together! So crazy! I'm super excited for you. You guys will ROCK as parents to twins. What a wonderful (overwhelming) surprise!

I'm very excited for you guys and can't wait to watch this roller coaster ride for you guys. Let me know if there is anything I can do from out here!

Paige said...

Oh I'm glad it's out because we cannot stop talking or thinking about it! We are absolutely thrilled for you guys, sure 5 kids under 5 doesn't sound like a piece of cake, but if anyone can do it you can!! I loved seeing all the recent travels, but man I'm worn out after just viewing it all, you must have absolutely crashed when you got home!! we love and miss you

Corinne said...

HOLY COW KATIE!! Can you hear the Fugals screaming all the way in Utah? We are SO excited for you guys. We will pray that things go well. Take it easy girl! You are bestest mommy in the world. Don't feel like you need to prove it every day. You've got babies to make. ;-) Congrats again!!

Megan and Shawn said...

KATIE ALLRED!!! AHHHHHH.... I've been meaning to call you, but I'm phone lazy. Congratulations and Good Luck!! Seriously only you could do this, so I can't wait to follow this fun twist in your adventure. Know that we think about you guys often. YOu are amazing!

Sarah said...

congrats, we are so excited for you. If anyone can do it you can, your a great om Katie!

Carly said...

Congrats! I heard the news a few weeks ago but I was sworn to secrecy. I couldn't wait for you to post about it so I could tell you how excited I am for you guys. You have the most adorable girls ever so I can only imagine how much more amazing your family will be with the two newest members. Good luck!!

Clay and Natalie said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! Party of five, here you come. That is great news and you guys are going to do great. So excited for you!

Kamae said...

Wow!! What exciting news! I'm sure it will be a busy time but at least you'll have plenty of helping hands. Can't wait to see if one of them is a boy!

DevLyn said...

Congrats guys!! How exciting!!!
Glad I found your blog, I can't believe how big your girls are getting!!
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Lynn Muir

Fiddlefish said...

Congratulations!!! All the folk dancers are having twins these days! They will be beautiful.

Courtney said...

OH MY GOSH!! This is such exciting news! Congratulations! I hope all goes well for you during this pregnancy. What an awesome announcement! Again, congrats!

J. Phil said...

29 comments? Wow guys. Well, you guys were already the cutest family ever, and you're about to get even cuter! Katie--I hope I get a least a few calls from you over the coming months to help out. I love your girls, and would love to keep them anytime you need/want! Please, let me! --Heidi

Andrea said...

Love it Katie! Those US pics are so fun. I can't wait to hear about your adventures. SAD I won't be there to see it all unfold. Just know that I think you are amazing, and am so happy to know you. You guys will do great with five little kiddos!

camillion said...

Hey Katie!

This is what I wish someone would have said to ME:
1. Don't freak out. It's not worth it.
2. You don't have to buy two of everything (except car seats, duh), it's not worth it.
3. You don't have to get all the "twin gadgets and gizmos..." not worth it.
4. Don't overwhelm yourself... it's not worth it.
For what it's worth....
TWO babies at once is a RIDE. The fatigue, sleepless nights, poop in stereo... ALL worth it. Twins are like the Gospel--- everything comes "line upon line, precept upon precept." You don't have to be doubly prepared RIGHT NOW, Be ready for it all right now, because it all comes in time.

My gift to you right now is for you to sleep knowing WELL that you CAN do this, you WILL do this, and you don't have to do it all right now. Give it time!

Two babies-- fed, dry, and warm. That's it.

Off my soapbox now....

love your guts.

Leanne said...

Wow & congrats, that is so exciting. I hope things continue to go well. Oh, and happy upcoming birthday!